I am so glad you are joining us this summer as we read You Are Loved and dig into God’s Word together.
Before we get started I just have to say….I believe God has BIG plans for us these next 8 weeks…and beyond.
Did you know we have OVER 10,000 women from around the WORLD participating in our summer study? Not to mention all the other groups who are doing previous GMG studies like Luke 1-8: Living Like Jesus, Colossians or Intentionally Focused.
I have to be honest and say that it gets me super excited to think of what God can do through 10,000 women’s lives who are learning about how much God loves them by digging into His Word and our book this summer.
I believe these next 8 weeks are going to be exciting, challenging and life changing. I encourage you to be lovingly real in your groups. It’s okay to admit you don’t have it all together and struggle sometimes knowing if you are loved by God. If this describes you, then you are in good company. Love on each other, encourage each other and pray for each other. We are in this together.
If you don’t have a group and are doing the summer study solo, I invite you to join us here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and share with us what God is doing in your life. We would LOVE to hear!
Today I’m excited to introduce you to my very special friend and mentor, Sally Clarkson! Sally is one of those women who after spending any time with her, makes you crave to know Jesus the way she does. Wisdom flows from her and I can’t wait to share her with you!
You Are Loved: Chapter 1 Video
“I Love you!”
These are the words that soothe our heart, that fill us with comfort, that bring joy.
Yet, because we are living in a broken world, often instead we hear the words,
“You aren’t worthy!”
“You have failed.”
“You are inadequate.”
Yet, the truest thing about God is that HE has the capacity to love you, to surround you with His joy and delight forever and ever. He has compassion on you like a Father has compassion on His children. He gave everything to redeem you.
God is the one who designed your eyes, your hair color, your personality and he delights in you as a work of art.
This week, begin replacing the voices that speak to you in your head with, “I am loved.”
“He made me to be special.” “He gave everything, His very life, so that I could be restored to the secret place of His heart and love.
Even as a toddler crawls into the arms of her mother because she belongs there, so we can crawl into God’s love and tell him all that is on our hearts. He opens His arms to us and is delighted that we are there, because
WE BELONG THERE!
WE ARE HIS CHILDREN.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO DESERVE TO BE IN THE ARMS OF OUR FATHER, WE GO THERE BECAUSE IT IS OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE AS HIS CHILD.
As a matter of fact, God is so delighted with you that He will sing over you with delight. Let these words sink into your heart this week, and believe them and celebrate them as you come to understand even more the abundant, never-ending love of God, our heavenly Father.
The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.
Remember, today, He rejoices over you with singing! Be blessed in His love today.
Week 1 Reading Plan
Week 1 Memory Verse
Week 1 Challenge
1. After watching today’s video with Sally Clarkson, what spoke to your heart?
2. When you hear that God loves you, what comes to your mind? Why do you think you struggle with this truth?